Way off topic...but...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by justind, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. justind

    justind Member

    I know this is coming out of left field so to speak, but being a reader/writer on many different forums I have noticed something about "the-gauge" and that is the type of people that submit here. The forum feels open and incredibly friendly. Also, people seem to be very understanding and forgiving of other's views and feelings, and don't become offended when people voice an opinion. Isn't that what the forums are all about? (;) Maybe I just haven't been around the-gauge long enough for everyone to show me their mean sides). Realize this has nothing what-so-ever to do with railroading so I will step off my soap box now...
  2. I think that it is right on topic! I see far too many railroad and model railroad forums in which some people seem to delight in slicing each other up. To me, the idea is to share the hobby with one another and there is room for many views.


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  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member


    Ya know, I think it's the blue color scheme: very relaxing.

    But you did make a very interesting point... I've seen other boards, too, where there is generally a great deal of hostility. I guess we just have our priorities straight: (1) trains, (2) everything else!

  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    You know, everyone has their different level of ideas, affordability, available time, dedication, equipment, confidence, maturity, skill, space, age, and other needs and interests etc. Fancy getting into a fight over a train set!! How childish.:rolleyes:

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